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rejoinder - reply; retort; comeback; V. rejoin: say in reply
malapropos - inappropriate; ADV.
gratify - please; satisfy; Ex. gratify a desire
clipper - sailing vessel built for great speed
parsimony - stinginess; excessive frugality; ADJ. parsimonious
gourmet - connoisseur of food and drink; epicure
sap - diminish; weaken; undermine the foundations of (a fortification); Ex. The element kryptonite sapped his strength.
avenge - take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.
corpus - collection (of writings or information); Ex. the corpus of Shakespear's works; Cf. corpse
latent - present but not yet noticeable or active; dormant; hidden; N. latency; CF. potential